In Coding
Sep 10th, 2019
My mom’s advice to my sister and I growing up was to work in healthcare. She said it’s a great industry to make a solid career. I took her advice, and in 1989 I entered the world of healthcare via my sister, who was working for a private radiologist. I filled in for her as ...
In Billing
Apr 17th, 2019
Healthcare administration, including medical coding and billing, makes up a huge part of America’s healthcare bill, according to a paper by the Center for American Progress (CAP). Administration Complexity The complexity of all administrative activities include everything from duplicative forms, transferring records, managing claims, and other activities, but CAP estimates payers and provider...
In Coding
Mar 29th, 2019
Here’s a new twist in automation for medical coders when charging 99000 and 99001. How about sending medical samples by drone to the lab? Drones Carry Lab Samples Lab-bound samples at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina are riding autonomous drones in a pilot project that’s part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft ...
Adhere to the Medicare requirements and bundling rules for SNF coverage payment. If you don’t work in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you may not understand how SNF consolidated billing (CB) affects you. The way you answer the following two questions may help you to see the connection: Have you ever had a Medicare patient ...
In Billing
Nov 6th, 2018
2019 HCPCS Level II changes are comprehensive this year, and the code set includes several new modifiers as well as codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released them November 6. HCPCS General Talley The 374 changes are broken down this way: 228  new codes and modifiers 49 discontinued codes and modifiers 95 changed ...